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Sociology 1SociologyDirector of undergraduate studies: Emily Erikson ([email protected]);sociology.yale.eduSociology provides the theoretical and empirical foundation for understanding howsocieties function and how they change over time. Sociologists are interested in thecauses and consequences of processes such as the social construction of groups andidentity, the evolution of culture, intersubjective meanings, intergroup relations,and hierarchies and social norms. They conduct research on individual behavior andoutcomes such as educational attainment, jobs and careers, religious commitment, andpolitical involvement; interpersonal processes such as intimate relationships, sexuality,social interaction in groups, and social networks; the behaviors of organizations andinstitutions; the causes and consequences of group differences and social inequality;and social change at the societal and global level.The Sociology major provides both a solid foundation for students interested in car...